Last week, while on a 1500 mile road trip with my family through New England, I had the great pleasure of spending a night at The Woodstock Inn & Resort in picturesque Woodstock, Vermont. I had a peaceful and memorable visit to the spa and an amazing spa treatment (full review coming in September!). My visit was just six days before Hurricane Irene caused flooding and some cosmetic damage to parts of the resort and power, phone and water outages to the area. The resort has posted an update on the current operating status of the property on their website, but I have reprinted it here :
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Update on The Woodstock Inn & Resort following Hurricane Irene
Woodstock, VT – The Woodstock Inn & Resort braved the storm brought by Hurricane Irene this past weekend and all employees and guests weathered the situation safely.
The property did not completely escape without incident, and at this time, the hotel is closed as company and local officials work to restore power and water to the area. The lower floors of the inn experienced flooding, causing damage to several meeting rooms, 13 of the inn’s 142 guest rooms, and some of its kitchen facilities. Additionally, the golf course and outdoor tennis facilities were effected and will require significant clean up and restoration.
All the upper floors of the main inn building – including 129 guest rooms and suites, the signature Red Rooster restaurant, Richardson’s Tavern, The Spa at Woodstock, and all public spaces – were undamaged and require minimal cosmetic attention.
The Racquet & Fitness Club is currently open (with both power and water), and all the indoor amenities of this 41,000 square foot facility are fully operational to the local community.
Power and water have yet to be fully restored to the Woodstock community, with pockets of the region still unserviced. The resort executives will collaborate closely with area officials to assess and communicate information about the power, water, and transportation access to the town of Woodstock. Updates to the timeline for property’s reopening will be shared daily on the resort’s website, www.woodstockinn.com, as well as its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/woodstock-inn- resort. With telephone access still fairly limited in the area, inquires should be directed to 1-888-406- 6181.
Says Werner Graef, President & General Manager, “Irene certainly dealt our community a blow, but we are grateful that the damages we sustained are repairable and cosmetic. Our hearts go out to those less fortunate, and we look forward to joining our community in restoring the area with the same spirit and pride that has graced this region for centuries.”
Updates will be shared daily as new information becomes available.